The lush fern fronds give off a dappled shade, filling the forest floor with intricate patterns. Beautiful and dainty, like the lace in this versatile shawl. The wide lace inserts are interspersed with garter stitch stripes, which create a nice rhythm to the shawl and offer a moment of rest.
Fern Fronds shawl is knitted diagonally with increases on one side and decreases on the other, creating a fun parallelogram shape. This gives the shawl a dynamic look and wonderful drape. Fern Fronds is a pleasure to knit and easy to wrap around your neck in various ways.
Two skeins of Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland 4ply (100% Bluefaced Leicester Wool; 400 m / 437 yds per 100g). Shown in colourway Fern.
Or approximately 754 m / 824 yds of similar fingering weight yarn.
Size 4 mm / US 6. Or size that gives you pattern gauge.
20 sts and 44 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch, before blocking
51 cm / 20 in (width) x 216 cm / 85 in (length)
kfb: knit to front and back loop of the same stitch
yo: yarn over
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
ssk: slip, slip, knit;
(slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip another stitch knitwise, knit the 2 slipped stitches together through back loop)
sl2k1psso: slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped stitches over
sl1k1psso: slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
Type of instructions
This pattern has complete written instructions and optional charted instructions for the lace. Blocking instructions and a schematic are also provided.
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